Annual Evening on the Esplanade Set for July 13

July 15, 2016
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Friends and Beacon Hill residents are invited once again to a summer evening filled with music, camaraderie and gourmet food at the opening night of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra on Wednesday, July 13th, at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Music Director Christopher Wilkins will lead the orchestra in “Rhapsody in Green”, featuring...

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Downtown View:The Toxic Culture of Guns

July 15, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Everyone is saying race relations are at a new low. We have to have a conversation, a dialogue, a national catharsis of speech. I can’t figure out how any of this will help unless we get rid of the gun culture. Good and kind Americans of any color can work...

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Grand Re-Opening of Boston Public Central Library

July 15, 2016
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by Marianne Salza Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston Public Library (BPL) staff, the Board of Trustees, elected officials, and more than 1,000 residents attended the grand re-opening of the Central Library, in Copley Square. Attendees commemorated the July 9 milestone with a ribbon cutting in celebration of the final phase of the three year renovation...

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ParkARTS Children’s Workshops Return July 5

July 15, 2016
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the return of its series of children’s arts workshops giving kids the opportunity to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists. From East Boston to West Roxbury, children ages three to...

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International Phenomenon Le Dîner en Blanc Returns to Boston this Summer

July 15, 2016
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The international epicurean phenomenon Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Boston Saturday, July 30, 2016. On the heels of last September’s epic rain-soaked event at Boston City Hall Plaza, this July’s secret affair promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it takes over an undisclosed public space whose location is only...

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Boston Transportation Department Offers Free Cycling Clinics For Women This Summer

July 15, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department will be offering free cycling clinics for adult women this summer at locations around the city.  Women who never learned to ride a bike, as well as those who would like to refresh their skills, are all encouraged to attend.  With the New Balance Hubway bike-share program expanding to Roxbury,...

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Sadness Across America

July 15, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...

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Local Seniors Graduate from NCDS

Local Seniors Graduate from NCDS

Beacon Hill residents Caroline Diggins (West Cedar St.) (left) and Katherine Holman (Chestnut St.) graduated on June 9 from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. The 136th commencement exercises were held in the Sunken Garden at the school. Diggins graduated with High Honor and was awarded the Scholar Athlete Prize. Holman graduated...

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Summer Fun

Summer Fun

FOUNTAIN OF FUN: Nina Sabloff and Ashley Samanta have fun in the cool spray of the fountain during the opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond on Friday morning, June 24. Parks Commissioner Chris Cook was on hand to start.

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City Holds Meeting on North Station Action Plan

By Dan Murphy The city held its first public meeting at the West End Museum on Tuesday, June 28, to discuss the “North Station Area Mobility Action Plan,” which aims to improve transportation accessibility near the MBTA station. The study area, bound by Cambridge Street on the south, New Sudbury and North Washington streets...

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‘Outside the Box’ Returns to Boston Common Next Week

“Outside the Box” – touted as the city’s “premier performing-arts festival” – returns to the Boston Common for the third time from July 13 to 17. “’Outside the Box’ shows us how performing arts can bring a community together, breaking down barriers and inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh...

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Downtown View:July’s Tradegy or Comedy

By Karen Cord Taylor You’ll have to admit democracies are more entertaining than dictatorships. Nothing ever happened in East Germany except for people trying to get over the wall. Nothing happens now in North Korea, where everyone follows the same orders or else. Instead democracies have uninformed people deciding matters of great importance. Rabble...

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BPL Officials Announce Re-Opening Date for Library Renovation in Copley Square

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Library announced this week that the grand reopening of the Central Library Renovation will take place Saturday, July 9, and will be commemorated with a 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting. The grand reopening will celebrate the completion of the second and final phase of the renovation of the...

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July Events Listed for the Boston Public Market

Summer is here! Grab the picnic basket from the attic and stock up on fresh, seasonal, picnic-friendly foods at the Boston Public Market. Hang out in your favorite spot on the Waterfront, by the Charles River, or along The Greenway during our Berklee Summer Concert Series – right outside the Market on Friday evenings,...

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End of School Year Reflection

By Tommy Chang When we started the 2015-2016 school year, we set out to work as a team. A school year full of victories and challenges is drawing to a close and we feel an incredible sense of purpose for the work that lies ahead. We are focused on building a better Boston Public...

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Letter to the Editor

Local business owner thanks neighbors Dear Editor: We’re writing to express our sincerest gratitude to the collective of Beacon Hill. In just two short years of being open, we never imagined feeling as loved and welcomed as this inclusive neighborhood has made us feel. We’ve had “walk-ins” who have turned into good friends. They’ve...

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10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary

The Friends of Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields (TERSF)   recently got  together with representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation to celebrate TERSF’s 10th Anniversary and to say  ‘Thank You’ to leaders from the  Commonwealth and Newman Schools, whose generous support made possible  the acquisition of a state-of-the-art field sweeper. The...

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Developer Unveils Latest Proposal for Temple St

By Dan Murphy Neighbors got a look at the latest, revised plans for 33-61 Temple St. on Tuesday, June 21, at the third public meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority to review the proposed residential redevelopment project. Dedham-based JDMD Owner, LLC intends to transform the interconnected Hiriam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue...

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Downtown View:Summer Reading

You’re probably not looking forward to a summer that is sure to contain a series of outrages from Donald Trump. I’ve got relief for you. Concentrate on Amitov Ghosh’s Ibis trilogy instead. This series takes awhile to get through. You may want to keep a list of characters. You might need a bigger map...

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Hill House to Celebrate its 50th Anniversary,Oct 1

By Suzanne Besser Fondly known as ‘your backyard in the city,” Hill House was once a small oasis for recreation on Beacon Hill that after years of nurturing by community members grew big enough to provide acres of opportunities for city children.  This year it’s having a big birthday. The community center that offers...

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Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular Set for Monday

The nation’s most famous Fourth of July celebration is happening right here in Beacon Hill’s backyard. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be held on the Charles River Esplanade on Monday, July 4. The gates will open at 9 a.m. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. while the fireworks will begin at 10:30...

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MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversion and Longfellow Bridge Closure, July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. WSC will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00 AM on Monday, July 11. The...

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Amendment Aims to Lower Speed Limits in City

By Dan Murphy State legislators are proposing a bill amendment that would lower speed limits in Boston’s densely populated neighborhoods and in “designated safety zones” established by city officials. The amendment, co-sponsored by State Reps. Denise Provost, Dan Hunt, Elizabeth Malia and Jay Livingstone, would lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Concerts at DCR’s Hatch Shell

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announce its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch Shell at the Esplanade. “Universal access and summertime fun lie at the heart...

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